Teen Driver Safety

Aug
19
2016

The Realties of Driving Today, Part 2

By Andy Pilgrim

People ask me all the time how I think the U.S. can significantly cut driving deaths and injuries.  It’s a bit like asking how we can make our government in Washington D.C. more efficient and less costly: it’s complicated.

The sad truth is way too many people are killed on U.S. roads, whether it involves motor vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. 2016 is looking to be the worst year for traffic fatalities and injuries in decades. 

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Aug
5
2016

Vehicle Monitoring Technology

By DriveitHOME

If you’ve been following DriveitHOME for even a short while, you probably know our main mantra: Stay Involved with Your Teen Driver. Among other things, that means riding as a passenger with your teen regularly—at least 30 minutes a week (or an hour, if you can swing it)—to check on their progress. But what about the rest of the time they’re on the road and you’re not there?

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Feb
17
2016

Sobering Stats: Motor Vehicle Deaths up in 2015

By DriveitHOME

Today, the National Safety Council released preliminary estimates indicating that motor vehicle deaths increased by 8 percent last year over the 2014 numbers. The numbers may not immediately register with you, but the most important take-away is that this is the largest year-over-year increase in 50 years.

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Aug
21
2015

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival

By Walt Brinker

Hello, my name is Walt Brinker. My hobby is assisting stranded motorists, which I have done free-of-charge over 2,000 times. Empowering drivers to prevent and contend with breakdowns has become my crusade. My book, Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns, is full of easy-to-read wisdom and advice for all drivers, new and experienced. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially with teen drivers.

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Jun
5
2012

What is GDL and why does it work?

By DriveitHOME

Parents of teen drivers are likely to hear the term GDL, which stands for Graduated Driver License. It’s a method that has proved successful in reducing teen crashes because it gives teens much needed driving experience in a low-risk environment.

3 Phases of GDL

GDL is a licensing system that is made up of three stages of licensure.

Phase 1 – Learner’s Permit: During this phase, teen drivers gain experience through supervised driving practice. This phase typically begins around age 15 ½ or 16.

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May
1
2012

Coalitions engage communities to increase education

By DriveitHOME

The National Safety Council and The Allstate Foundation have created Teen Safe Driving Coalitions in ten states to increase awareness about the proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing. The coalitions represent state and local government, law enforcement and public health agencies, traffic safety and injury prevention organizations, academia, businesses, teens, parents and crash victims.

One way the coalitions are making a difference is by engaging teens and others during May – National Youth Traffic Safety Month.

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